YouTube has announced the first-ever Comedy Week, set to take place May 19-25. YouTube has recruited an impressive roster of outside talent, including Vince Vaughn, Rainn Wilson, Sarah Silverman, Michael, The Lonely Island, Seth Rogen, Tim and Eric, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong, Norm Macdonald, and Craig Robinson. The week also has room for YouTube mainstays like Ryan Higa, Smosh, Epic Meal Time, Rhett & Link, and Epic Rap Battles of History.
The event kicks off with a live variety show on May 19, followed by “a week of dedicated programming that includes live performances, new episodes from popular YouTube comedy channels, curated top ten lists from comedy stars and more.” Hit the jump for the press release with all the details and the full list of participating talent.
Tomorrow marks an unofficial holiday that is celebrated by a certain subset of citizens, and there’s likely a rather large crossover between 4/20 observers and fans who are looking forward to the comedy This Is the End. As part of the promotion for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s apocalyptic comedy (which also marks their directorial debut), a new promo video has been released along with a pretty smart bit of marketing: if you buy your tickets to This Is the End on 4/20, Regal Cinemas will buy your popcorn for the movie. Sounds like a swell deal to me.
Hit the jump to watch how Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, and Danny McBride celebrate 4/20. The film also stars Jonah Hill, Emma Watson, Jason Segel, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, Paul Rudd, Martin Starr, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, and Rihanna. This Is the End opens on June 14, 2013.
Continuing our coverage from this year’s CinemaCon (the yearly Las Vegas convention for theater owners), we’ve got some more posters/displays. In this batch, you can check out the first poster for One Direction‘s movie This is Us, and we’ve also got posters for Shawn Levy‘s The Internship, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s This is the End, You’re Next, Smurfs 2, The Heat, Guillermo del Toro‘s Pacific Rim, and more. Hit the jump to check them out.
A new clip from the directorial debut of Superbad and Pineapple Express scribes Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg has been released online. This Is the End stars Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and many more as the actors play exaggerated versions of themselves that are trying to survive the end of the world. The majority of the story appears to take place in James Franco’s house, which serves as the group’s default bunker, and this new clip highlight’s Baruchel’s unwillingness to die at the actor’s house. The film still looks like it’s going to be a whole lot of fun, and if you somehow still need convincing I suggest you check out the hilarious red-band trailer that was recently released.
Hit the jump to watch this new clip, and click here for Dave’s recap of the pic’s WonderCon panel. The film also stars Emma Watson, Jason Segel, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, Paul Rudd, Martin Starr, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, and Rihanna. This Is the End opens on June 14, 2013.
After the first red-band trailer debuted earlier this week, a new green-band trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s This Is the End is now available. The film definitely looks funny, but I’m wondering how long the premise of celebrity-self-parody can last. Usually, this kind of performance is a cameo, but This Is the End is all about Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, and Craig Robinson playing “versions” of themselves. I’m assuming that as long as the quips and jokes keep coming as quickly as they do in this trailer, then the self-parody won’t wear out its welcome.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Jason Segel, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Martin Starr, and more. This Is the End opens June 12th.
As promised, the first red-band trailer for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s comedy This Is the End has dropped. It’s a more violent and foul-mouthed version of the green-band trailer they screened at WonderCon (which will debut later this week). There’s plenty of apocalyptic story to be told in this two-and-a-half-minute trailer, but a lot of the great comedic beats and celebrity appearances/deaths are spoiled right off the bat. The movie’s premise is already a great hook so I’m hoping that not too much more is revealed in the months to come.
Starring Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Jason Segel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Jay Baruchel, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, Martin Starr and more, This Is the End opens June 12th. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.
With Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s This is The End opening June 14, the filmmakers and Sony are about to ramp up the promotional machine by releasing a red band trailer tonight, and a green band trailer later this week. However, while you wait for new footage from their great looking end of the world R rated comedy that stars everyone in Hollywood (Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Jason Segel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Jay Baruchel, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, Martin Starr and more), how about getting to see the first footage from Pineapple Express 2! While clearly an April Fool’s gag and obviously made on the set of This is The End during a lunch break, getting to see Rogen, Franco, McBride and Robinson reprise their characters is still a lot of fun. Hit the jump to watch and check back later for the new red band trailer.
Today at WonderCon, Sony Pictures’ panel ended with a presentation of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s This Is the End. Kicking off with a never-before-seen green-band trailer, the presentation also included two clips from the apocalyptic comedy and a Q&A from Rogen, Goldberg, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson.
This Is the End, opening June 14th, stars Rogen, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Jason Segel, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Jay Baruchel, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, Martin Starr and more. Hit the jump for our panel recap, which may contain some spoilers.
Columbia Pictures must be very happy with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s directorial debut This Is the End, as the studio has already tapped Rogen and Goldberg for another directing gig. The duo will next helm the comedy The Interview, with James Franco being eyed for a lead role. The pic is described as a “topical comedy” that revolves around a talk show host and his producer “who find themselves in way over their heads when they get involved in a plot to assassinate the prime minister of North Korea.” Franco would potentially play the talk show host, while Rogen is poised to star as the producer. Hit the jump for more on this possible Pineapple Express reunion.
The new season of Arrested Development has already lined up some great guest stars such as Conan O’Brien, Andy Richter, John Slattery, Terry Crews, Isla Fisher, and fan-favorites Henry Winkler and Carl Weathers. Today, THR is adding two more names to the list: Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen. Accoring to Vulture, Wiig is set to play a young Lucille (Jessica Walter), and the idea of that is amazing beyond all reason. Each episode will be center on an individual character (the season kicks off with Michael (Jason Bateman), and he’ll also appear in every episode), so I’m wondering how much of Wiig we’ll see when the fourth season comes around to Lucille. As for Rogen, his character is still a mystery, but I’m sure creator Mitch Hurwitz has come up with a great role for the actor.
13 to 14 episodes will all be released at once on Netflix this spring.
Fox has unveiled a few newsworthy items during the Television Critics Association winter press tour, including the announcement of a new series by M. Night Shyamalan, Wayward Pines, which the network says should be evocative of Twin Peaks (how many times have we heard that before?) Additionally, a new series called Blood Brothers is also on the slate, focusing on a true story of the West Point Class of 1861.
A few more points of interest:
- The networks’ veteran procedural Bones has been renewed for its ninth (ninth!) season.
- Seth Rogen (Knocked Up) is set to to guest-star on an upcoming episode of The Mindy Project as Mindy’s “first kiss” (The show returns February 19th at 9:30pm)
- Fox is unveiling “Animation Domination High-Def,” a new bloc for “alternative” comedy (translation: more super short-form, Adult Swim kinda stuff)
After coasting on holdovers for weeks, Hollywood studios have unleashed a feast of new features: just in time for Christmas. Even with all the competition, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey had no trouble staying in first place with an estimated $36.7 million. Jack Reacher placed second, but with less than half The Hobbit’s total. And with Les Miserables and Django Unchained on deck for Christmas Day, it looks like more than one new title will have a hard time distinguishing itself from the holiday crowd.
|| The Hobbit
|| Jack Reacher
|| This is 40
|| Rise of the Guardians
|| The Guilt Trip
|| Monsters, Inc. 3D
|| Life of Pi
|| Breaking Dawn Part 2
by Jason Barr Posted: December 22nd, 2012 at 8:45 am
I’ll be honest, I did very little preparation for this week’s Top 5. With the all-encompassing destruction of the Mayan Apocalypse staring us in the face, I kind of figured what’s the point? No one’s going to care about movie news when Smoke from Mortal Kombat III’s fatality proves prophetic and Earth explodes, right? Alas, as is so often the case, the Mayans failed us and I was forced to pull things together at the last minute.
In this, our first post-Mayan calendar installment, we have This Is 40 interviews with Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, and Paul Rudd, a new teaser trailer and images for Star Trek Into Darkness, the first trailer for Michael Bay‘s Pain and Gain, the scoop on Damon Lindelof‘s lack of involvement in the Prometheus sequel and new info on 1952, and the first red-band clip and poster from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s This Is the End. Brief recaps and links to each are waiting after the jump.
The first clip and poster for Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg‘s directorial debut, the apocalypse comedy This Is the End, has been released online. It’s perfect timing, as tomorrow may or may not be the end of the world as we know it, so keep in mind that this could be the only piece of footage from This Is the End that your eyes will see before an unholy Mayan apocalypse engulfs us all. It’d be a shame if the world did end tomorrow, though, because This Is the End looks fantastic. Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride all play themselves in the aftermath of the apocalypse to hilarious results, with plenty of self-referential comedy to go around. McBride in particular is excellent in this clip, and if this is any indication of what the full film is like, then This Is the End will be the must-see comedy of next summer.
Hit the jump to watch the clip which features a timely introduction by Rogen and Franco, and to check out the film’s poster and a new image. The film also stars Jason Segel, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, David Krumholtz, Paul Rudd, Martin Starr, Mindy Kaling, Kevin Hart, and Rihanna. This Is the End opens on June 14, 2013.
The most remarkable thing about The Guilt Trip is how it’s surprisingly funny despite being undoubtedly safe. Anne Fletcher‘s comedy has a straightforward premise and never does anything to make the audience exceedingly uncomfortable. Humor usually rests on the unexpected—if we know the punchline, the joke tends to flop, but The Guilt Trip finds its strength in execution. Thanks to the great chemistry between stars Seth Rogen and Barbara Streisand, you may know where The Guilt Trip is headed, but it’s still a charming and enjoyable ride.